Updated 03 July 2013

'I maxed out my credit card - twice'

This user can't stop shopping. Every time she's depressed, she whips out the credit card. Read her scary story here - and tell us about your shopping habits.


This user has written to our Addictions Expert to say that whenever she is down, she whips out the credit card and goes on a shopping spree.

The debts are piling up, and her cupboards are bulging with all the stuff she has been buying.

She realises it's a problem and her husband is furious as well and disappointed in her. But she doesn't seem to be able to stop this.

Why does this happen, and why do so many people have this problem? Few of them are buying necessities when they go out on a shopping spree. It's usually luxuries that end up in the shopping basket - and this user is no exception.

Read more about her story here.

Read more about shopping addiction and how it affects people's lives.

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